October 15, 2021

TrépanierBaer  Newsletter  

Ryan Sluggett at TrépanierBaer and at Contemporary Calgary

Ryan Sluggett’s exhibition The Ego and the Ed at TrépanierBaer is extended until October 30! If you have not had the chance to see the exhibition, or would like to see it one more time, now is your chance!

And that’s not all!

After a series of unscheduled delays Ryan Sluggett is  happily able to join us in Calgary next week. His first gig will be a discussion about and a special screening of his recent 2020 animation Ed Terrestrial on Thursday, October 21 in the Dome Theatre at Contemporary Calgary. Not to be missed!!!

You may participate in the talk and the screening either in person or via zoom, but registration is required for both platform.s

For more information and to RSVP for the event, please click here.

In the Viewing Room: Fred Herzog
Opening Saturday, October 16

Fred Herzog’Styling Barber Shop, a recent TrépanierBaer acquisition will be presented in the Viewing Room, among several other signature works by Canada’s beloved photographer. As noted:

Herzog’s eye dwells on the raw urban quarters of the city: second-hand shops, vacant lots, barbershops and greasy spoons, crowded with people and their stuttering dreams. He draws upon documentary traditions in photography while incorporating an outsider’s sensitivity to a new environment. The synaesthetic quality in Herzog’s photographs is undeniable: he captures both silence and sound in his visually stunning urban scenes. His bold use of colour – highly unusual in the 1950s and ’60s – adds to the power of his huge, and hugely influential, body of work.

From: “Fred Herzog: Vancouver Photographs”, Vancouver Art Gallery, 2007

To look at Herzog’s photographs is to inhabit them, and we invite you to step into his world, and experience the times and places of his work.

Upcoming Video Release of Ron Moppett : Now is When 

Ron Moppett: Now is When, a YouTube video release will make its première on  Tuesday, October 19.  Produced by TrépanierBaer, and recorded and edited by Joe Kelly of Authentic Media, this short biopic is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the monumental painting Now is When.

Can’t wait until Tuesday? Please click here for a trailer of what is to come!

Art Toronto: October 29 – 31
SBG Pop-Up 2021: October 26 – 31

TrépanierBaer will be participating in both Art Toronto and the 2021 iteration of the SBG Pop-Up, held in collaboration with Stephen Bulger Gallery, Will Aballe Art Projects, Michael Gibson Gallery, and Pierre François Ouellette art contemporain.At Art Toronto the gallery will unveil Vikky Alexander’s  Les Jardins de Le Nôtre à Versailles, a stunning suite of thirteen (13) archival inkjet prints in an edition of three. This latest work expands on Alexander’s long standing interest in collage and found imagery.  Using engravings from 1720 of the fountains at Versailles by landscape architect André Le Nôtre as a template, Alexander’s new work brilliantly incorporates colour and black and white, creating a surprising landscape where abstraction and realism collide.

Art Toronto opens Friday, October 29 at the  Metro Toronto Convention Centre. For more information please click here.

At SBG Pop-Up 2021 hosted by the Stephen Bulger Gallery, TrépanierBaer will present new and recent works by DaveandJenn, Carol Wainio, Alicia Henry and Ryan Sluggett,  four artists who make beautiful, poetic, at times fanciful, and poignant work while unabashedly focusing their gaze on the state  of the world we live in.

Opening Tuesday, October 26. More details to follow.

Discovering Oscar Cahén: The Warrior
November 11 – December 11

At long last, and after two consecutive postponements, TrépanierBaer – in  collaboration  with our friends and colleagues at  Feheley Fine Arts –  is thrilled to present an exhibition of works by Canadian artist Oscar Cahén. A highlight of the exhibition will be Cahén’s masterpiece The Warrior (1956), completed just before his untimely death that same year. The monumental canvas was first shown in a Painters Eleven exhibition at the Park Gallery in 1957 which was owned by Pat’s father, M.F. (Budd) Feheley, who was a champion of Painters Eleven. Now more than sixty years later, the canvas circles back to Feheley Fine Arts in this notable exhibition.

More details are forthcoming. In the interim, please note the following  dates in your calendars: 

Public opening Saturday, November 13. 

Panel Discussion on Oscar Cahén
Wednesday, November 10, at 6:00 p.m. ET

November 6, 2021 to February 13, 2022

Vikky Alexander is included in a group exhibition titled TRUE PICTURES? Contemporary Photography from Canada and the United States opening at the Sprengel MuJoin us via Zoom for a panel discussion between three experts on Canadian abstract painter, Oscar Cahén. Panelists include Sara Angel (Founder, Executive Director & Publisher, Art Canada Institute), and Jaleen Grove (author, Oscar Cahén: Life & Work), moderated by Sarah Milroy (Chief Curator, McMichael Canadian Art Collection).

Contemporary Photography from Canada and the United States

Sprengel Museum Hannover, Gerseum Hannover, Germany on Saturday, November 6.

From the beginning of the 20th century, North American photography was considered to be groundbreaking for the development of an artistic visual language for the medium. This pioneering role has largely been lost due to the developments in photography in Europe since the 1980s. American photography was no longer binding in its role model function for younger artists – in this situation, knowledge about it was also out of focus.

TRUE PICTURES? presents works by over 30 Canadian and US artists from three generations who combine their origins and the medium of photography in the digital age. This is not only to be understood as the entry of digital photography into the medium that was previously characterized by analogue. Rather, it is a challenge for all artists to deal with digitization and the social changes associated with it – be it in dealing with the often cited “flood of images”, the technical possibilities of the medium or in deliberate delimitation to phenomena of ” digital age ”.

For more information, please click here.

Christian Eckart: New Works
General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto
Opening Saturday, October 16

We are pleased to announce that internationally acclaimed artist Christian Eckart will open an exhibition of new work at General Hardware Contemporary in Toronto. 

Eckart’s recent works involve photographs of pristine natural locations and phenomena, seemingly untouched by civilization, such as woodlands and cloudscapes. These large-scale works are a way for the artist to think visually about new ways of picture-making in the post-internet era. They reference 19th and 20th century painting in the tradition of the Northern Romantic Sublime of works such as Casper David Friedrich’s lone figures, J.M.W. Turner’s turbulent seascapes, Frederic Church’s breathtaking landscapes and J.A.M. Whistler’s nocturnes. These artists apprehended, translated and distilled the grandeur of nature.

Forest 1, 2021, a stunning work, is a re-presentation of a seemingly limitless forest scene, is inspired by, amongst other historical works, Gustav Klimt’s paintings of birch forests and the majesty of nature itself. The forest image is manipulated, fractured and obscured within thin translucent veils of jewel-toned geometric fields, integrating and scrambling discernible layers and spaces of image and abstraction.

For more information, please click here. 

Combien de temps faut-il pour qu’une voix atteigne l’autre?
How long does it take for one voice to reach another?

Montréal Museum of Fine Arts
On View Until February 13, 2022

Stéphane La Rue is included in a group exhibition titled Combien de temps faut-il pour qu’une voix atteigne l’autre? How long does it take for one voice to reach another? on view now at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts.  The exhibition highlights major works in the Museum’s permanent collection that touch on subjects that have affected us all over the past year: love and loss, separation and reconciliation, listening and the desire to be heard. Spanning multiple centuries and cultures, the exhibition will notably juxtapose rarely seen Pre-Columbian objects and Persian manuscripts, as well as Old Master paintings and works by Modern and Contemporary artists of diverse backgrounds. For more information, please click here.